Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic

Workshop on Exposure will be held in Kyrgyz Republic

Bishkek, 15/06/2021 - 13:29, UNIQUE ID: 210615_3
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Today is the opening of the four-day "Towards a regionally-consistent exposure database for Central Asia: characterizing buildings, crops and infrastructure in Kyrgyz Republic" workshop. It will be held online with lectures, practical sessions, and discussions during June 15-18, 2021.

Over 60 policymakers, experts, and practitioners from the government of Kyrgyz Republic as well as national and regional research and academic institutions, European Union Delegation representatives, World Bank task team, and other development partners are attending the workshop.

The workshop will provide participants with the necessary tools and skills to develop regional and national exposure datasets. Special emphasis will be placed on methods and challenges to achieve data harmonization between Kyrgyzstan and neighboring countries. Large-scale risk assessment, in fact, relies on regional scale data sets (e.g., remote sensing images of assets for exposure analysis) that have to be complemented and validated with local data. To this end, participants will carry out practical training using a sample set of data (e.g., satellite images, census data) for selected areas in Kyrgyzstan. After the workshop, participants will be able to apply the proposed methods and contribute with their expertise to disaster risk reduction activities in the Central Asian region.

This is the second of a series of five country-based workshops on exposure assessment in Central Asia to be held in the frame of the “Regionally consistent risk assessment for earthquakes and floods and selective landslide scenario analysis for strengthening financial resilience and accelerating risk reduction in Central Asia” project, implemented by an international consortium of experts led by RED (Risk Engineering + Development). RED has partnered with Institute of Seismology of the National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic (ISNASKR) to organize this four-day event.

The first workshop covered Kazakhstan and three remaining workshops will be organized in the coming months focusing on Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, respectively.


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